A FAMILY is mourning the death of a much- loved mother, sister and auntie.
Police have told them a woman's body pulled out of the River Calder at Brighouse at the weekend is almost certainly that of missing Lindley woman Norma Lafferty.
Norma, 52, of West Street was reported missing last November.
Her niece, Natalie Bradwell, of Wherwell Road, Brighouse said: "We're all very upset.
"Police have told us that because of where the body was found, and because there is no other woman of a similar age missing, it is almost certainly Norma.
"We were expecting a phone call, but it still came out of the blue. Norma was a private person, but she had never been missing before.
"The police still have some more tests to do and then we should be able to start making arrangement. We're heart- broken."
The body was discovered by a man rowing on the river near Armytage Road on Saturday.
Norma, who was single, had lived in Brighouse for many years, but had recently moved to Lindley.
She was last seen by her father, Lawrence Robertshaw, on September 24 when she got a taxi to his Clifton home and had a conversation with him, before wandering off towards Clifton Common.
Norma's son, Leo, 30, from Elland, reported her missing on November 11.
Her family stuck up posters and spoke with her friends to try and find her.